Racine Family YMCA - Lighthouse Run

Join us on 06/15/2024

Racine Family YMCA - Lighthouse Run Race Description

The 46th annual Racine Lighthouse Run is one of Wisconsin’s premier runs/walk, offering competitive and non-competitive events.

It’s time to show your spirit, show your pride, show awareness, and have fun together as a community!  

Swag Deadline:  Due to production time restrictions, those who register after June 7, 2024, will not be guaranteed a t-shirt and medal. 

NO SAME DAY REGISTRATION! Advance registration required

Ahoy, Runners and Renegades!

The 46th annual Racine Lighthouse Run beckons, a swashbucklin' adventure where sweat meets scenery and every stride whispers a salty saga. This ain't your average jog, mateys, it's a voyage of personal conquest, breathtaking shores, and tales the lake weaves on the breeze.

Each year, a new lighthouse emerges from the Lake Michigan mist, guiding your course and painting the past alive. These sentinels of stone aren't just landmarks, they're portals to bygone eras, where salty dogs once braved treacherous waters.

Racine Family YMCA Lighthouse Run Medal Collection

2024: Big Red, Guardian of the Harbor, paints your path crimson. Conquer each wave-kissed finish line, and add a notch to your crow's nest with a gleaming medal – your first chapter etched in victory.

2025: Harbor Light welcomes you at the crossroads of land and sea. This medal whispers of your growing bond with Racine, a city with a heart as vast and deep as the lake itself.

2026: Reef Lighthouse, the sentinel of the waves, awaits your bravest stride. Conquer its crashing embrace, and wear your medal like a pirate's treasure – a badge of courage etched in brine.

2027: Raise the Jolly Roger! Breakwater marks the triumphant finale! Four lighthouses conquered, four medals earned, your spirit and love for the sea etched in your legend.

2028: Mark your calendars, landlubbers! The mighty Wind Point Lighthouse shines anew for our 50th anniversary! This ain't just a prize, it's a golden doubloon commemorating your commitment, your stamina, and your place in a 50-year legacy.

Join the odyssey. Collect the light. Forge your legend. The Racine Lighthouse Run is more than a race; it's a luminous voyage of self-discovery, camaraderie, and a connection to the sea that runs deeper than the Marianas Trench.

Weigh anchor, set your sails, and embark on a legacy you'll never forget! Register now and let the adventure begin!

Start & Finish Line:  (Click Image to view full maps)

  • Festival Park, located at 5 Fifth Street, Racine, WI 53403 

  • Lighthouse run start
  • Event Date/Time: Saturday, June 15, 2024. 
  • The wheelchair starts at 7:45 am
  • 10 Mile Competitive starts at 8:00 am
  • 4 Mile Competitive starts at 8:15 am
  • 2- and 4-mile Fun Run/Walk starts at 8:20 am   

PRE-RACE Packet Pick up is located at Festival Hall, 5 Fifth Street, Racine, WI 53403 Runners who have pre-registered by mail or online may pick up their race packets in advance:

June 12, 2024, Wednesday - 10am-4pm - Lobby of Festival Hall

June 13, 2024 Thursday - 10am-4pm - Lobby of Festival Hall

June 14, 2024 Friday - 10am-4pm - Under large tent in Festival Hall Park

 Runners may also register in person during these times and receive their race packets immediately.

RACE DAY Packet pickup:  Packet pickup is located in Large Tent in Festival Hall Park. Starts at 6:00am-7:40am 

We encourage participants to pick up before race day.

No same day registration on race day.

How can you help...   


Racine Family YMCA Lighthouse Run

  • Supporting the Racine Family YMCA. 
  • This event is also open to assisting other charities. 
  • Click here to learn more about our RACEiprocity program for charities.
  • Chill out at Festival Park during and after the race. Cheer other runners/walkers on as they pass by while enjoying complimentary beer from the CJW.

  Double Tree Hotel 5K - Lighthouse run

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  • All runners will receive a finisher's medal. The awards presentation will be held outside the Conference Center. Prior year's medals are available for purchase while supplies last. Medals are $7.00 each).
  • The awards ceremony will recognize the following with a Crystal Lighthouse (This award is engraved with team or individual names and will be shipped to winners after the event - allow 3 to 4 weeks for delivery):
  • Lighthouse Run Crystal Award 
    • Top 3 "OVERALL" M/F in the 10 Mile & 4 Mile Competitive Run
    • Top 3 "Masters"  M/F (40 to 49)  in the 10 Mile and 4 Mile Competitive
    • Top 3 "Grand Masters"  M/F (50 to 59) in the 10 Mile & 4 Mile Competitive
    • Top 3 "Senior Grand Masters"  M/F (60 and Over) in the 10 Mile & 4 Mile Competitive
    • The Beacon Award will be awarded to the winning team in the 4 and 10 Mile Competitive Runs. 
      • Team scoring is based on the combined time of the team's first 6 eligible runners (4 miles) or first 4 eligible runners (10 miles). 
  • Competitive events will have 5-year age groups and winners of these age groups will be recognized online only.
  • If a person wins the "overall" they are excluded from all other categories.
  • If a person wins one of the "Masters" categories, they are excluded from 5 yr. age groups.
  • The 2 and 4 Mile "Fun Runs" are not timed but include the Finisher's Medal


  • Commemorative T-Shirt
  • Commemorative Race Bib
  • Commemorative Finishers Medal (Embossed/Diecast Metal, Silver)
  • Complimentary Beverages    

The day is also filled with fun, healthy activities for the entire family, including the annual Discover Downtown with specials at local shops, and Healthy Living Market!

2024 Swag Lighthouse Run



Health and Wellness

Are you involved with a workplace wellness program? We’d love to help!

Here’s how it works:

  • Contact us with your workplace information. supportstaff@5Kevents.org 
  • We will create a code for your wellness members to use at registration checkout that will waive or discount the registration fee. You can offer any discount amount your workplace wellness program allows.
  • The day after the race, we will send you an invoice that can be paid online. 


Lash Robles and Binzak Johnson Master New Course Article Link: https://journaltimes.com/sports/lighthouse-run-lash-robles-binzak-johnson-master-new-course/article_0ec5d718-0d35-11ee-96d9-8bc6599dbbc7.html
Lash Robles and Binzak Johnson won the men's and women's divisions, respectively, of the 45th annual Lighthouse Run on Saturday. Robles finished the 10-mile race in 52 minutes, 10 seconds, while Johnson crossed the finish line in 59 minutes, 26 seconds.

Lighthouse Run New Course Earns Passing Grade Article Link
The new course for the Lighthouse Run received a passing grade from runners on Saturday. The course was changed this year to start and end at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Racine Harbourwalk.

Photo Gallery: Runners Hit the Racine Lakefront for the 45th Annual Lighthouse Run Photo Gallery
Link: https://journaltimes.com/news/local/photo-gallery-runners-hit-the-racine-lakefront-for-the-45th-annual-lighthouse-run/collection_c84fa424-0d1d-11ee-b9f7-3ba3b6ab6c4f.html
This photo gallery captures the sights and sounds of the 45th annual Lighthouse Run. Runners of all ages and abilities took to the streets of Racine to raise money for the Racine Family YMCA.

Peter Jackel: This One's for You, Teddy Article Link
Peter Jackel dedicated his run in the Lighthouse Run to his son, Teddy, who died in a car accident last year. Jackel finished the 10-mile race in 1 hour, 10 minutes, 20 seconds.

Lighthouse Run Has New Look for Saturday's Race Article Link: 
The Lighthouse Run has a new look for its 45th annual race on Saturday. The race will start and end at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Racine Harbourwalk. The course has also been changed to include more of the lakefront.

We hope you enjoy reading these articles!

5Kevents Race Results

You can view results LIVE at www.5Kevents.org and click on the race results tab. Remember this is a chip start, so a person's finishing order via Gun Start will not be the same as Chip Start. The race clock will represent the official Race start time but not your actual finish time. If your final time, gender, bib#, or other data is incorrect on the final results, please notify the race director using our online correction form. PLEASE, Do not interrupt the timing crew during the event. 

You may submit corrections at: https://5kevents.org/result_correction.html. While results will be immediately posted online at www.5Kevents.org, results will not be official for 48 Hours. This will allow us to make corrections. 

5Kevents Race Bibs

Race bibs/timing: We utilize a shoe tag system. You must wear your shoe tags and race bib to be timed. Those who do not wear them, or wear them improperly will be disqualified and asked to leave the course as we will not know if you are included in the race (this is for insurance purposes). Pull tabs will not be utilized to limit person-to-person contact. See the image below for proper wearing.  Tie one on the left shoe, and one on the right. No tags, no time. Race bibs must be worn and visible at all times. Wear bibs front facing.  

how to attach shoe tags


race registration discounts


  • RUN FOR FREE OPTION - Refer 5 people (50% Credit), 10 people (100% Credit) (Automatically credited to your card)
  • SHARE AND SAVE $2.00 during registration
  • OPT OUT OF APPAREL: At the request of runners who have too many T-shirts, we now made tees optional. SAVE $5.00 
  • SIGN  UP EARLY - Save as much as 25% when you sign up early and for multiple events 

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 Zero to 5K 

New to running? DOWNLOAD our ZERO to 5K program - Many newcomers to running become discouraged by the difficulty associated with the activity because they start too fast and push too hard. Their bodies rebel and they wind up miserable, wondering why anyone would possibly want to run in the first place. The Zero to 5K program has been specifically designed to instill a love of running and ends with participating in your first timed 5K. 

We’re here to help you achieve your goal(s), be it your first 5K, improving your run, or simply offering a resource where you can run with a group that is designed to help each other stay motivated. You should ease into your 5K training plan gradually. The program we provide is less of a running regimen than a walking and jogging program. The idea is to transform you from a non-runner, getting you to begin running a 5K ( or 3.1 miles) regularly in just 4 weeks.  

It’s easy to get impatient, and you may feel tempted to skip ahead in the program but hold yourself back. Don’t try to do more, even if you feel you can. If, on the other hand, you find the program too strenuous, just stretch it out. Don’t feel pressured to continue faster than you’re able. Repeat weeks if needed and move ahead only when you feel you’re ready.  


Remote Runners - virtual 5k 10k


  • Register for the race and print your bib (Click on the "Manage my Registration" tab above to view all race tools)
  • Complete your run/walk at your convenience, any time, anywhere within 7 days after the event date.
  • Submit your time (optional) to see how you placed overall and receive your finisher certificate. Click on the "Manage my Registration" tab above to view all race tools)
  • Celebrate your accomplishment by sharing it on social media! #RemoteRunners #5Kevents 
  • Feel free to join the Remote Runners Group to share and celebrate with other participants. Don't forget to follow our Facebook page too!  

Refunds are not permitted for any reason including, but not limited to blizzards, bomb cyclones, tsunamis, hurricanes, typhoons, earthquakes, tornados, derecho storms, hail, lightening, thunder, apocalypse, locust attacks, oversleeping, birth, death, taxes, IRS audit, engagements, marriage, divorce, jail, war, peace, nuclear explosion, Bear's win the division (we might if they go to the Superbowl),  you signed up for the wrong event, not training enough, training too much, poor prior planning or our favorite, "I forgot". Have an “excuse” you would like to add to the list? Let us know.



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    Racine Family YMCA - Lighthouse Run Where & When

  • Location: Racine, WI 53403
  • Race Date: 2024/06/15 08:00:00 AM (Saturday)
  • Categories:
    • 10 Mile Competitive
    • 4 Mile Competitive
    • Modine - 2 or 4 Mile Fun Run/Walk
    • Remote Runner
    • Youth - 2 or 4 Mile Fun Run
    • Wheelchair Division

Racine Family YMCA - Lighthouse Run Sponsors

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2/4 Mile Fun Run Sponsor (Exclusive)

Finish-line Coral Sponsor

Venue Sponsor (Exclusive)

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Racine Family YMCA - Lighthouse Run Reviews

3.3 - 6 reviews

Review Racine Family YMCA - Lighthouse Run

Most Helpful Review
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
4 mile competition

I found the race to be competitive, fun, and enjoyable. Very nice people, and all have a health is your wealth attitude. Everyone helped out from the organizers to the cheer people and water people along the race. Giving everyone an enjoyable memory and desire to keep going to better their time and health! Thank You very much!! Hope to do it again soon!

most helpful race review Russell M. 1/1 found this review helpful.

Course: 2.5/5
Organization: 1.5/5
2023 Race Review
Review On:2023-06-18 00:20:21
Not fun. Needs improvement

Live music at the finish was a buzzkill and did not fit the scene. Tried to get away and find somewhere shady to hang out but no luck. Not a big crowd but bar staff seemed unprepared for the free beer line. Stood in the sun for approx. 30 min to receive beer. The course sounded fun, but there was a lot less lakeshore view and more long straight boring stretches away from it. Event staff at water stations were the best and very friendly. Energy/Gel at any station for the 10 mile run would have been appreciated. Passing on this run in future.

verified participant race review Ben H. has attended 1 times
1/2 found this review helpful.
Course: 3.5/5
Organization: 3.5/5
2023 Race Review
Review On:2023-06-18 07:16:33

Thanks to the restaurant for allowing use of the bathrooms instead of porta potties! The course change was nice and easy to navigate. Tips for the organization: 1.) please offer Gatorade along the course. 2.) a separate line for nonalcoholic beverages would have been nice for those who don’t drink alcohol.

verified participant race review Ron W. has attended 5+ times
1/1 found this review helpful.
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 4.0/5
2023 Race Review
Review On:2023-06-18 10:44:39
Love the new route

My group thought the new route was great, a bit challenging (in a good way), and really showed off the beauty of the Racine lakefront. I like that we were routed on paths that were not near traffic. My only call out is that runners had to try to avoid walkers on the way back and that caused a few dangerous situations. Other than that, it was a fun morning, thank you!

verified participant race review Katie V. has attended 5+ times
1/1 found this review helpful.
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2023 Race Review
Review On:2023-06-18 20:03:04
4 mile competition

I found the race to be competitive, fun, and enjoyable. Very nice people, and all have a health is your wealth attitude. Everyone helped out from the organizers to the cheer people and water people along the race. Giving everyone an enjoyable memory and desire to keep going to better their time and health! Thank You very much!! Hope to do it again soon!

verified participant race review Russell M. has attended 1 times
1/1 found this review helpful.
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 4.0/5
2023 Race Review
Review On:2023-06-18 21:06:35
Good run!

Great run, nice views. One downside is the race course was generally narrow with a there/back format, and not closed to bikes. the path was narrow, and people casually riding bikes on the sidewalks of the course where it was very narrow created a significant hazard, enough where I will reconsider doing it again without any changes after watching a runner get cut off by a woman on a bike in the middle of the crowd resulting in an ugly fall. Also had some folks in the fun run/walk walking their dogs and not really paying attention to how much of the pathways they were taking up. You can't force people to do the right thing, but maybe more support staff/race officials patrolling and nipping these issues in the bud would make it safer.

verified participant race review Laura J. has attended 5+ times
0/0 found this review helpful.
Course: 1.0/5
Organization: 3.5/5
2023 Race Review
Review On:2023-06-19 20:02:16
Racine LightHouse

The theme of my review is that the Start/Finish Line was too narrow which was a result of the course being too narrow. As a veteran of 8 previous Lighthouse Runs, I don't like the new course at all. It was hard to pass people without running in the grass or in the way of oncoming runners. One large person was walking with hands on hips, elbows out which blocked the entire course. I miss the people on the street cheering the runners on, having sprinklers going and playing upbeat music. Okay Fun Run course, not a competitive course as in past years. The turnaround for the 4 Mile event was not well marked, I know someone, who was really competitive that missed it and ran enough 1/2 mile. I almost missed it but heard someone else complaining about it so I asked the workers if this was the turnaround. The 4 Mile course was 4.2 miles. Low odds I will run it in 2024 if the course is unchanged.

verified participant race review Tim S. has attended 5+ times
0/0 found this review helpful.

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Racine, WI Weather

Racine Family YMCA - Lighthouse Run weather history
  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of June 15th, Racine, WI can expect temperatures between 75℉ and 86℉ with humidity around 81% and precipitation of 0.08".
    Last year the weather condition was Patchy rain possible.
  • Racine, WI current weather
  • Clouds 85.8℉ Clouds

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